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Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

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22/07/2014

Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth. Officials of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and energy leaders ...

Gamesa further consolidates its presence in India with three new contracts for the supply of 220 MW of its turbines

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21/07/2014

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has further reinforced its presence in India, having signed new agreements to supply 220 MW[i] to three of the main independent power producers (IPP) companies in the wind energy market. In total, the company will install 110 of its G97-2.0 MW turbines in five wind farms located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka. The wind ...

Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

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21/07/2014

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy infrastructure, thousands of jobs and billions of ...

Chemicals Produced by Body Pose Challenge In Gauging Exposure Risks, EPA Advisers Say

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22/07/2014

A scientifically appropriate way the Environmental Protection Agency could base safe lifetime exposure decisions about a chemical using data from human studies that found no adverse effects is just one of the questions a scientific advisory panel is wrestling with as it develops advice on a draft agency analysis of ammonia. How the agency can determine whether a chemical harms the body when the ...

MCERTS award for VOC emissions analyser

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22/07/2014

Quantitech has announced that the Sick 3006 portable VOC monitor has a new MCERTS certificate, valid to July 2019. The company’s Dominic Duggan says: “This is important news for any process that needs to report total hydrocarbon emissions data; MCERTS is essential for monitoring Part A processes, however, as a portable instrument, the 3006 is also ideal for Part B processes and stack ...

CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise) win UK award for water management

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18/07/2014

Delta-T Devices would like to congratulate Cathal Ellis and Martin Wooster of CAFRE for winning the ‘Exemplar project in Northern Ireland’ which recognises water efficiency achievements. CAFRE currently use the Delta-T GP1 Data Logger and Soil Moisture sensors to automatically control irrigation in their Nursery stock tunnels. On-going work demonstrating best practice within the ...

Tipping Point: National Geographic Adds Recycled Fiber To Magazines

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18/07/2014

In a major step forward for the use of recycled paper in the magazine industry, the National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. The shift clearly demonstrates the viability of using recycled paper for high quality photographic reproduction. This expanded ...

Under joint venture CH2M Hill and Volkerstevin awarded AMP6 contract

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22/07/2014

United Utilities has appointed C2V+, a CH2M HILLand VolkerStevin joint venture, as one of four Construction Delivery Partners (CDP) for Asset Management Programme 6 (AMP6). The AMP6 contract is a design and construct framework for the next capital investment period, from 2015 to 2020, and covers the full spectrum of works for both water and wastewater across the North West England ...

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